Health Archive
09 October 2015, 07:18 AM ET
Firstborn children may have a slightly higher risk of becoming nearsighted, new research suggests.
08 October 2015, 06:39 PM ET
Pop star Selena Gomez recently announced that she underwent chemotherapy for lupus, an autoimmune disorder that attacks many organs in the body.
08 October 2015, 05:37 PM ET
More evidence to support the link between this skin condition and the health of your heart.
08 October 2015, 04:45 PM ET
Cancer is less prevalent in elephants than in humans, in part because the giant animals have more copies of a gene that suppresses tumor growth, a new study finds.
08 October 2015, 04:03 PM ET
Wearing a bicycle helmet may seem like a no-brainer, but preteens and teens tend not to wear them, even though helmets dramatically decrease the odds of a traumatic brain injury, a new study finds.
08 October 2015, 01:54 PM ET
About 9 million U.S. children are susceptible to measles, either because they haven't received the vaccine against the viral disease or because they aren't up to date with their shots.
08 October 2015, 01:16 PM ET
Sure, the seasonally themed Whopper will turn your poop green, but that's not really anything to worry about.
08 October 2015, 11:15 AM ET
Ebola survivor Dr. Ian Crozier says he continues to experience long-term effects from the disease, including hearing loss and seizures.
08 October 2015, 04:02 AM ET
By blocking a single protein, researchers were able to stop the firing of the nerves that are linked with migraines, a new study in rats finds.
08 October 2015, 03:21 AM ET
Antioxidants are often touted as cancer-fighters, but a new study shows the compounds may actually speed the spread of melanoma.
07 October 2015, 03:39 PM ET
For some patients, bariatric surgery may increase the risk of harmful behaviors.
07 October 2015, 11:51 AM ET
Online advertisements like Google Ads that appear in Internet searches may be a new way to deliver public health messages.
07 October 2015, 11:17 AM ET
This year's Nobel Prize in chemistry was awarded to three scientists whose research helps explain how human beings continue to thrive despite an invisible disadvantage — their totally unstable DNA.
07 October 2015, 10:36 AM ET
Are kids really throwing out the healthy foods that schools are now offering, a critics of school lunch programs claim?
06 October 2015, 07:06 PM ET
A few slices of bacon a day seem to keep the doctor away (at least for one woman).
06 October 2015, 04:38 PM ET
Hospitals are an excellent resource for moms who want to breast-feed.
06 October 2015, 11:49 AM ET
The challenges of treating chronic pain in kids and the use of medication.
06 October 2015, 11:10 AM ET
A mysterious green tea drink likely caused a healthy teenage girl in the U.K. to develop an acute case of hepatitis, according to a new report of the girl's case.
05 October 2015, 01:24 PM ET
Can people really get "addicted" to caffeine? Can people die from a caffeine overdose? Here are the facts about the world's most popular mood-altering drug.
05 October 2015, 08:22 AM ET
The 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been awarded to a trio of scientists for discoveries that led to new treatments for some of the most devastating parasitic diseases, the Nobel Foundation announced this morning (Oct. 5).
05 October 2015, 07:31 AM ET
Here's a look at past winners of the Nobel Prize in Medicine.
05 October 2015, 02:13 AM ET
Sixth graders who have positive views of marijuana may be at increased risk of driving while intoxicated in high school, a new study suggests.
02 October 2015, 01:00 PM ET
A male form of "the pill" has stymied researchers for years, but now a new study finds that such male birth control may be possible by blocking a single protein in sperm cells.
02 October 2015, 12:30 PM ET
Anxiety tends to run in families. Now, researchers say they may have found a way to help these families.
01 October 2015, 11:56 PM ET
The tongue is a mighty flexible organ. It enables licking, breathing, tasting, swallowing and speaking.
01 October 2015, 05:44 PM ET
Ten women in the United Kingdom may undergo womb transplants as part of an upcoming study, but the procedure raises some ethical issues, experts say.
01 October 2015, 01:07 PM ET
What determines who you think is attractive, nature or nurture?
01 October 2015, 11:04 AM ET
Some supplements marketed as brain boosters and workout enhancers contain prescription drugs that are not approved in the United States, a new study says.
01 October 2015, 09:54 AM ET
The overdose drug naloxone may be coming to a pharmacy near you.
30 September 2015, 05:16 PM ET
Scientists have found yet another reason to vaccinate their children: Keeping up with immunizations may reduce the risk of childhood stroke, according to a new study.
30 September 2015, 02:49 PM ET
Infants who lack certain types of gut bacteria in the first few months of life may be at increased risk for asthma when they're older, a new study from Canada suggests.
30 September 2015, 11:01 AM ET
Inflammation is the body's response to injury. It works to heal wounds, but it can also play a role in some chronic diseases.